Re: V 18 disapointment

Les Kriegler <kriegler@...>

At this point, I would agree that the initial release of Jaws 18 is disappointing for those of us who rely on speech and/or braille. Two points. Now that FS has taken over AI Squared, they have a commitment to their low vision customers, and Jaws 18 will enhance the use of the soon to be released ZoomTexzt 11. We'll see as time goes on how much attention is paid to those of us who rely on speech and have no vision. In other words, the jury is out on that, in my opinion. Secondly, remember that Jaws 18 will have interim releases for the next year. If they are able to provide support for the new browser, Microsoft Edge, than that makes version 18 definitely worth the upgrade. So let's see what happens as things play out.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: V 18 disapointment

Daarned right. You saw my post about Medicaid a while ago. WE have our problems and challenges, and I might sound off in a staff meeting or other appropriate forum, but not in public or on line.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Maria Campbell
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 11:21 AM
Subject: Re: V 18 disapointment

Of course he does. That's what he gets payed for. Smile.

Maria Campbell

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them, humanity cannot survive.
--Dalai Lama

On 11/1/2016 4:18 AM, soner wrote:
Hi, I see "no reason" why it is not released as 17.1 instead of 18.
joking, İndeed the reason is obvious, for years what FS has been doing
is nothing but version proliferation, fixing what was previously
working and of course "kindly" requesting new upgrade fees from the
users for much ado about nothing. Freedom, you are an SMA monster! but
let me be honest, they hardly ever could find someone better than Mr.
Mosen for the FSCast presenting every main version "as if a ground
breaking revolution!"

On 11/1/16, dennis <> wrote:
i would upgrade if i had windows 10 but sadly i won't have to worry
about that for another 5 years. guess i'll have to just keep up with
the sma's.

On 10/31/2016 8:29 PM, Kevin Hourigan wrote:

*From:* [] *On Behalf Of
*Marianne Denning
*Sent:* October 31, 2016 10:05 AM
*Subject:* Re: V 18 disapointment

The problem is that if you don’t upgrade and keep purchasing the SMA
for your JAWS you will pay an outrageous price to upgrade in the
future. I have always purchased the SMAs and kept my JAWS current. I
will probably wait for 1 release to come out before I upgrade but I
will definitely upgrade.

*From:* <>
[] *On Behalf Of *
*Sent:* Monday, October 31, 2016 12:54 PM
*To:* <>
*Subject:* Re: V 18 disapointment

well i have only just brought jaws 17, so i wont be upgrading !!!

*From:*Drew Hunthausen <>

*Sent:*Monday, October 31, 2016 3:23 PM

*To:* <>

*Subject:*V 18 disapointment

I just got the official e-mail announcing Jaws 18. Disappointed!
Doesn’t sound like there is anything improved or new that I will use.
Won’t upgrade anytime soon!

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